Health and Wellness Services and Programs
Southwest General Health Center
Blood Pressure and Diabetes Screening
3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Wellness Screenings on the Avenue
1st Monday of the month 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
1st Friday of the month, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Blood pressure and glucose testing
Fabulous Fridays for Your Health and Well Being
Mark your calendar for the second Friday of each month, when Southwest General's Community Nurse Program presents an informative talk at 10 a.m.
The Road to Happiness: Navigating the POTHOLES
We all experience difficult and trying times. Learn to navigate life's "potholes." More importantly, learn how these difficulties make us stronger and happier in the long run
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 10am
1st Wednesday of the month 10:00am
Join our mediation group! Meditation has been proven to reverse memory loss and strengthen your memory, lower blood pressure, help with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and decrease stress. Our meditation group will teach you new ways to meditate. Time will be used to meditate together as a group. A special thanks to Kemper House for facilitating this group!
Fees: Drop-In Fee
Vision Loss Support Group
4th Monday of the month at 10:00am Free
Have changes in vision impacted your daily life?
Seniors may experience changes in vision from varying conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Emotional effects can accompany even mild vision loss, ranging from fear of what a progressive condition might mean in the future to questions about how to continue everyday activities like reading, home maintenance, cooking, and hobbies with a vision loss. This monthly support group will address all of these topics and much more in a supportive, informative environment. Each month Sandy Krems, volunteer with the National Federation of the Blind will emphasize a specific discussion topic.
Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Monday, April 27th 1:00pm Free
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join the Alzheimer’s Association to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Registration required.
Vitamins and Supplements: Do You Need Them?
Thursday, May 7th 10:00am Free
As you get older, your body starts to need some essential vitamins and nutrients more than others. Proper nutrition as you age includes vitamins and minerals. But what and how much should you take? Join us and learn which vitamins and minerals are the most important to take as you age. Presented by Kemper House. Registration required.
Healthy Aging & Alternative Medicine
Tuesday, May 19th 10:00am Free
Some older adults are now seeking out complimentary alternative medicine or treatments as they seek to improve their overall health and life. Join us and learn what Alternative Medicine and Treatments are and if it can help you age in a more healthy and balanced way. Presented by Kemper House. Registration required.
HEARING AID SERVICES
Hearing aids serviced and cleaned. Batteries and testing also available. Please call the senior registration desk at 580-3275 to make an appointment. Fee for service.